Bloomberg Law
July 3, 2018, 3:39 PM

Amended Oklahoma Law: GPS Tracking Absent Consent Is Stalking

Kyle LaHucik
Kyle LaHucik

Using a GPS device to follow somebody without their permission can constitute the crime of stalking under amendments to an Oklahoma criminal law.

The amended law, H.B. 3260, expands the definition of stalking to include following the “movement or location of an individual” using a Global Positioning System device or other monitoring system, without that person’s consent. Upon conviction, a violation would be a misdemeanor that can can trigger fines of up to $1,000, up to a year in jail, or both.

The law doesn’t apply to new or used car dealers or lenders that can repossess vehicles if payments ...

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